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Monday, August 18, 2014

Mexico - Earliest 16th-Century Monasteries on the Slopes of Popocatepetl

"These 14 monasteries stand on the slopes of Popocatepetl, to the south-east of Mexico City. They are in an excellent state of conservation and are good examples of the architectural style adopted by the first missionaries – Franciscans, Dominicans and Augustinians – who converted the indigenous populations to Christianity in the early 16th century. They also represent an example of a new architectural concept in which open spaces are of renewed importance. The influence of this style is felt throughout the Mexican territory and even beyond its borders." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

There are 11 monasteries in Morelos:

  • San Mateo Apostol in Atlatlahucan,
  • Asuncion in Cuernavaca (current Cathedral), 
  • Santo Domingo de Guzman in Hueyapan, 
  • Santiago Apostol in Ocuituco, 
  • Santo Domingo in Oaxtepec, 
  • La Natividad or la Anunciaciòn in Tepoztlàn, 
  • Santo Domingo de Guzman in Tetela del Volcàn, 
  • San Juan Bautista in Tlayacapan, 
  • San Guillermo Abad in Totolapan, 
  • San Juan Bautista in Yecapixtla, 
  • Immaculada Concepciòn in Zacualpan de Amilpas 

There are 3 monasteries in Puebla:

  • San Francisco de Asís in San Andrés Capan, 
  • San Miguel Arcángel in Huejotzingo, 
  • Asunción de Nuestra Señora in Tochimilco


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